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Media Releases

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24 hour dollar matching can help vulnerable animals find a home

On the eve of World Animal Day, the RSPCA has created a special opportunity for members of the public to watch their donations grow as they assist to make the world a better place for all animals. Donations made to RSPCA ACT could be quadrupled this Thursday, 3 October via dollar matching made possible by generous corporate partners and major donors. RSPCA shelters across Australia care for more than 123,000 vulnerable neglected, unwanted, abandoned or abused animals every year and is placing a spotlight on the need to find furever homes. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson said that “every

RSPCA ACT welcomes passing of new Animal Welfare Laws

RSPCA ACT welcomes the passing of the Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 which was debated in the Legislative Assembly Today. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson said that the organisation is in favour of many amendments in the bill, and she thanked the members of the Assembly for their support towards continuous improvement in animal welfare outcomes. “The team at the RSPCA ACT want to see the absence of cruelty to animals. We need strong laws to help protect animals and to deter animal cruelty. We also need strong sentencing to be passed down for animal cruelty offences that will

RSPCA ACT Supports new Bill with pets to be recognised as sentient beings in Canberra

RSPCA ACT has provided significant input into the Bill and we are very encouraged by the ACT Governments push to have animals recognised as sentient beings. The RSPCA in the ACT believes that most Canberrans are responsible and loving pet owners, and foresee very little impact that the proposed changes to the Animal Welfare Legislation will have on them on a daily basis. The proposed changes could, however, have a significant impact on pet owners who continuously do the wrong thing. The RSPCA ACT Inspectorate’s ability to take punitive and corrective measures will also be strengthened by a

Last Call for Million Paws Walk

Time is running out; Million Paws Walk 2019 is only 2 days away and we’re hosting the greatest Post-Election Party the capital will ever see! Regardless of your preferred party or candidate, join us on Sunday where we’ll forget about politics, and vote on the real things that matter… like waggliest tail, best dressed and cutest canine couple. There’s pooches, there’s prizes, food and music. The day is sure to be a great hit with the entire family! Every pooch and pup is welcome regardless of breed, size and age. Don’t forget to make sure that your canine companion is up to date with

MILLION PAWS WALK 2019 IS THIS SUNDAY!

This Sunday, 19 May thousands of people and their pooches across Australia will walk together to take a stand against animal cruelty. We have it on good authority that the Canberra pooch community has started putting their best paw forward and deciding on their most stylish leads in preparation. You’ll find us down at the beautiful Patrick White Laws in front of the National Library of Australia from 9am, with the official walk starting at 11am. In addition to the walk, there will be plenty of retails stalls with merchandise and poochy treats, food vendors for the humans, music and dog

RSPCA ACT reminds pet owners to avoid Easter Dangers

With Easter fast approaching, we are all anticipating the heavenly chocolate coma that awaits us. But for now, it’s time to talk about chocolate and your pets. While some people may argue that they have given chocolate to their pet with no adverse effects; it is vital to note that like any food or medicine, the reaction to the toxin is dependent on the dosage and the circumstances. For their health and safety, please completely restrict all access to chocolate and make sure this holiday isn’t one to forget. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson said “ While chocolate can be delightfully delicious

It's time to give Bullies a break

RSPCA wants 'bullies' to stop being judged on their appearance. While no one likes a bully, the RSPCA’s across Australia say it’s time to give the canine version a second chance. This financial year alone RSPCA ACT has seen 621 dogs and puppies come into the care of our Weston Shelter, with 231 of these dogs belonging to the ‘bully’ breeds. The unfortunate reality for these loveabull pups is that they are often the ones who wait the longest at our Shelter for a new home. Just like Angel and Sassy, who have each been patiently waiting at our Shelter for over 300 days. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle

Mooseheads donates $10,000 from Security Guard Calendar sales!

Late last year we announced that Canberra’s very own famous Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub had chosen RSPCA ACT as the charity beneficiaries from sales of their Security Guard Calendar. We are so glad to announce that on the back of calendar sales Mooseheads will be donating $10,000 to RSPCA ACT! Thanks to the support of the local Canberra community with the help of popular Mooseheads security guards and a number of cute Shelter animals, Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub is making a generous donation that will allow us to change the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals around the ACT. “It was